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The St. Valentine's Day massacre : the untold story of the gangland bloodbath that brought down Al Capone

Author: William J Helmer; Arthur J Bilek
Publisher: Nashville, Tenn. : Cumberland House, ©2004.
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Examines the St. Valentine's Day Massacre when killers dressed as cops gunned down seven men. While the massacre was commonly thought to be ordered by Al Capone, it was actually the work of group from St. Louis known as the "American Boys." The book examines how law enforcement officials worked not to solve the crime to avoid retaliation by corrupt politicians.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Al Capone; Al Capone
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William J Helmer; Arthur J Bilek
ISBN: 1581823290 9781581823295
OCLC Number: 52326453
Description: xi, 305 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: I St. Valentine's Day, 1929 3 --
II Prohibition, Chicago Style 13 --
III The Gun that Made the Twenties Roar 21 --
IV The Chicago Beer Wars 27 --
V "Dever and Decency" 47 --
VI Back in the Saddle 55 --
VII Racketeering 61 --
VIII The War of Sicilian Succession 67 --
IX Chicago's "Pineapple Primary" 73 --
X The American Boys 79 --
XI The Murder of Frankie Yale 91 --
XII Blood and Guts 95 --
XIII Hoods in Hiding 107 --
XIV The Coroner and the Crime Lab 113 --
XV The Wood Street Fire 127 --
XVI The St. Louis Connection 139 --
XVII "Seize M'Gurn for Massacre" 147 --
XVIII Machine Guns for Sale 163 --
XIX The Fall of Al Capone 173 --
XX Smoking Guns 177 --
XXI Capone Meets Uncle Sam 191 --
XXII Gus Winkler Meets His Maker 199 --
XXIII Hoover's "War on Crime" 213 --
XXIV The Crime Nobody Wanted Solved 227.
Other Titles: Saint Valentine's Day massacre
Responsibility: William J. Helmer & Arthur J. Bilek.
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Examines the St. Valentine's Day Massacre when killers dressed as cops gunned down seven men. While the massacre was commonly thought to be ordered by Al Capone, it was actually the work of group from St. Louis known as the "American Boys." The book examines how law enforcement officials worked not to solve the crime to avoid retaliation by corrupt politicians.

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